Dulas solar refrigerators have been used in health centres across Latin America for many years, including in Peru, Venezuela, Honduras and Trinidad. This year the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) is celebrating 120 years of working to improve the health and well-being of its populations. Latin America and the Caribbean has a culturally and ethnically diverse population which speaks many different languages and comprises 8.4 percent of the world’s population, so it is no mean feat that PAHO has made great strides in improving health outcomes across the region in those 120 years.
The organisation continues to champion pro-equity strategies for universal access to health coverage as it works to recover and rebuild after the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more about the work the PAHO is doing to strengthen preparedness and response to future respiratory virus pandemics in Latin America and the Caribbean here.